Daily Bread Devotional Bible Study
The Book of Joshua
Gibeon in the Bible Lesson
Gibeon Bible Event
Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Daily Bread study program. This is
our Gibeon Bible study looking into the Gibeon in the Bible story and
how the thought provoking Gibeon Bible message affects your
be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.
Gibeon in the Bible Teaching
Joshua and Gibeon Bible Deception
It's such a joy to share Daily Bread with you! Ready to share another
great Old Testament Bible story? Let me ask you a question first.
Have you ever been tricked by someone, and when you found out that
you were deceived, you just couldn't believe that you didn't see it
coming? This story is a great example of how you can't trust just
anyone, and that you should always ask for the Lord's guidance.
When the kings residing on the west side of Jordan heard about what
befell the cities of Jericho and Ai, they got together and planned to
fight against Israel together ... You know, the "strength in numbers"
theory, and all that.
But, when the people of Gibeon, which were the Hivites, feared the
same trouble to be upon themselves shortly (because the intent for
Israel to possess all of Canaan was no secret), they determined among
themselves to avoid their coming problem by clever means.
Gibeon in the Bible Truth
Gibeon Bible Trick
So, they disguised themselves as ambassadors from a "far country,"
and they approached Joshua and professed that they had heard about
God's reputation and all that He did for them in Egypt as well as to
Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites.
Furthermore, they convinced Joshua and the princes of Israel that the
elders and people of their "far off country" wished to be servants to
such a great people as Israel, who had such favor with God, so they
requested a league of friendship with them, and without asking the
counsel of the Lord first, Joshua made peace and a league (agreement)
with them, to let them live, and the they gave their word to it.
After three days, the children of Israel discovered that the
impostors were in fact Canaanites that lived in their Promised Land
in the cities of Gibeon, Chephirah, Beeroth, and Kirjathjearim.
Gibeon in the Bible Warning
Gibeon Bible Concern
Israel could not evict them, since they swore to them by the Lord ...
But you better believe that the congregation wasn't very happy with
the princes of Israel about the whole matter. Then to appease the
anger of the congregation, the princes said to the people, Let them
be servants to us as they requested.
So, Joshua addressed the Hivites and said, Because you beguiled us,
saying you were from a far country, when in fact you dwell among us,
you will be cursed, and none of you will be freed from being servants
and cutters of wood and drawers of water for the people of God.
But the Hivites figured it was better than the demise they would have
certainly come to, if they hadn't done this, so they said, We're in
your hands, do whatever you think is best with us.
Gibeon in the Bible Summary
Gibeon Bible Conclusion
The moral of this Gibeon Bible story is to pray before making
decisions that could negatively impact your Christian walk. More
great adventure ahead, so join Daily Bread again as we find out
what's next in the Book of Joshua.
New Testament Daily Bread
There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.
How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare